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Creation7
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 Autographing Bibles

What do y'all think of having people sign your Bible? I know there are some folks who are strongly against it, and some who are strongly for it. What are your thoughts?

 2011/11/11 21:17Profile
JB1968
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 Re: Signing Bibles

What do you mean? Signing the dedication page... to and from, date, and occassion? It is put in the front for that reason.


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James

 2011/11/11 21:23Profile
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No, I mean having someone you met autograph a front page in your Bible (other than the person who gave it to you who signs the dedication page).

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 2011/11/11 21:31Profile
JB1968
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I don't really know except this: does a persons signature make it more important than the One who wrote it?


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James

 2011/11/12 1:13Profile









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I've seen people do this at conferences and stuff and it greatly troubles me. Autograph seeking is idolatry, first off. But then to have a man (or woman) autograph your Bible? Why?

No, this is not a good practice.

Krispy

 2011/11/12 5:52
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@JB1968--Definitely not.

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Autograph seeking is idolatry, first off. But then to have a man (or woman) autograph your Bible? Why?



Some folks say it isn't idolatry because they're doing it to have a sort of record of when they met people who were an inspiration to them (similar to the concept of a prayer card). [I'm not trying to defend it or disapprove of it, just looking at both sides here.]

 2011/11/12 8:39Profile









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If that is truly someone's heart in the matter then I am certainly not in a position to judge that.

Let me say tho that we also must look at how that effects the person who is doing the autographing. Does it cause them to be puffed up? I know me personally, I would probably become prideful if someone asked me for an autograph... altho that will never happen! lol

I've watched people line up and stand in line for over an hour to meet and get an autograph from a speaker. I went to "WinterJam" in Greenville SC last year and watched kids line up for HOURS to meet and get autographs from Christian musicians.

It just strikes me as "swooning".

Krispy

 2011/11/12 8:48
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Let me say tho that we also must look at how that effects the person who is doing the autographing. Does it cause them to be puffed up?



Yeah, good point. If that would be an issue, it would obviously become a detriment.

 2011/11/12 8:56Profile
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I completely agree Krispy.

This would cause most any man to become prideful. This practice should be avoided, so that we do not invite temptation into our brothers and sisters' life.

 2011/11/12 10:53Profile
ginnyrose
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Hmmm, I learned something new today! Had no idea people did anything like this!

Weird...Oh, I forgot, I am old...sigh


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